NCAA Resources

NCAA LGBTQ Subcommittee Statement of Affirmation

NCAA LGBTQ Resources
As a core value, the NCAA believes in and is committed to diversity, inclusion and gender equity among its student-athletes, coaches and administrators. We seek to establish and maintain an inclusive culture that fosters equitable participation for student-athletes and career opportunities for coaches and administrators from diverse backgrounds. Diversity and inclusion improves the learning environment for all student-athletes, and enhances excellence within the Association.

The NCAA will provide or enable programming and education which sustains foundations of a diverse and inclusive culture across dimensions of diversity including, but not limited to age, race, sex, class, creed, educational background, disability, gender expression, geographical location, income, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation and work experiences. Programming and education will also strive to support equitable laws and practices, increase opportunities for individuals from historically underrepresented groups to participate in intercollegiate athletics at all levels, and enhance hiring practices for all athletics personnel to facilitate more inclusive leadership in intercollegiate athletics.

NCAA Inclusion of Transgender Student-Athletes

City of Columbus Resources

LGBTQ Health Initiative
The LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning) Health Initiative at Columbus Public Health was created to address gaps in care and issues of health inequity within LGBTQ communities. The initiative works to provide cultural competency/humility training to healthcare and social service professionals, connect community partners through the Greater Columbus LGBTQ Health Coalition, and promote healthy lifestyle choices with programs geared toward LGBTQ communities.

LGBTQ-Friendly Columbus
Home to one of the largest Pride parades in the Midwest attracting more than 500,000 people, Columbus is a smart and open-minded city where people are free to be themselves and follow their passions.

Ignite your own memorable moments, discover Columbus’ expanding LGBTQ arts and culture scene and explore the city’s unique neighborhoods. Browse through all our resources, LGBTQ nightlife, sign up for the newsletter and check out upcoming events.